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Unformatted text preview: 03-27-2007 Industrial Revolution- three or four broad categories of innovations that feed off of one another, but in order to master each step of improvements the civilization had to be involved in the process because everything built upon everything else. The intellectual and physical infrastructures were very very complicated. Begins in England especially because England, as and island, very quickly runs out of fuel to supply homes heating for dense urban conglomeration, Britain is fortunate that in north England there are a lot of coal seams near the surface. Four basic Categories-Mining of coal and other resources- In England, the mining was cheap and easy, mine put it on a boat and send it to London. Quick! After awhile the mines became filed with water because the holes were so deep, the deeper the pit the more power needed to lift the water greater heights. Animal/ rotary power was used to power pumps.-Invention of steam power- Thomas Newomen invented the steam pump (1712) in order to get the water out of the coal pit. Not very efficient but that is irrelevant because the fuel was to get the water out of the coal pit....
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- Spring '07